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Manitou Springs Heritage Center

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Address: 517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1806

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Great Little Museum

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is a cute little museum mostly filled with cog rail history which was extremely informative. The curator, Cricket, was full of knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan G
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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is a cute little museum mostly filled with cog rail history which was extremely informative. The curator, Cricket, was full of knowledge and quite the character. We enjoyed our experience and would recommend stopping by when visiting Manitou Springs.

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Colorado Springs
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

For a small museum this place has a lot. Exhibits on Manitou Cog railway, Manitou Incline, Barr Trail, Van Briggel pottery, Manitou Mineral Springs and more.

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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This museum tells the story of the people and town of Manitou Springs The volunteers are friendly and helpful. This museum is free. They try hard to keep their exhibits fresh and local. They even have people doing lecture off and on , so check the calendar on-line.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I stepped in to this little museum as I was strolling up Manitou Ave. Received a warm greeting from the two volunteers. There's a couple of constant running videos of the early days of the Cog railroad and construction of the Pikes Peak Highway. This was also a mining town 150 years ago and there are pictures and memorabilia. It's... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wonderful museum for local history. Every changing exhibits with great artifacts and photographs of Manutou Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Run by volunteers so not always open, check times before visiting. In a historic building with other interesting buildings adjacent to it.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Manitou Springs is not far from Colorado Springs and it's Heritage Center is free (donations are accepted) to visit, operated by friendly well informed volunteers who have much to tell about this small mountain town today and it's local history. The museum is small, well organised and full of useful information for travelers. For such a small place, Manitou offers... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Sweet little museum operated by volunteers who introduce the culture and history unique to the area. Free but donations accepted. Great place to start before exploring Manitou or heading to the Cog Railway for Pikes Peak.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Heritage Center is a wonderful little place, full of all sorts of historical information and pictures. The museum is well organized and the volunteers are a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended.

Thank Annie S
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a great little museum with a different main rotating theme every few months. It is operated on donations and I think it is well worth including on your travels. It won't take you but about a 1/2 hour but there are things about the area, particularly if you like to learn about local history that you won't find... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

This is a small museum, but the docents are full of stories. Loved the bridges display, and liked the fact it was right in downtown Manitou springs

Thank Donna S

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